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#2652 - 01/12/11 10:28 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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It's just started. I've seen the promos, and they were enough to make me NOT want to watch.

Regarding Lie to Me:
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Originally posted by Christopher:
Fox paid for the episodes and wants to use them up, naturally. Fox must have some new show it wants to put in that time slot.
It does. It's the show Lorna mentioned, The Chicago Code. Lie to Me has stopped production, perhaps only temporarily. Fox is waiting to see how its lineup fares against the new batch of shows. If they've got a weak spot, Lie to Me will be brought back.

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#2653 - 01/13/11 07:54 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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I watched one episode of Shameless and didn't like it. It tries too hard to be eccentric.

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#2654 - 01/13/11 10:53 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Ah, well, maybe you should try the real British Shameless, Series One, with James McEvoy and Ann-Marie Duff.

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#2655 - 01/13/11 09:52 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Maybe I should, but it's not being shown over here.

Here's some disagreeable news: Bad Russell will be back for his third try on Survivor. Arrrghh. Let's hope that this time his tribemates are smart enough to get rid of him early. Boston Rob will be back as well. Feb. 17th...they're back on Thursday nights where they belong.

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#2656 - 01/13/11 11:39 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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They must really be having trouble finding contestants.

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#2657 - 01/14/11 03:00 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Getting rid of Russell early may not solve the problem. In this next game, people who are voted out are not sent home but instead go to an island -- Redemption Island, which can have only one inhabitant at a time. When someone new is voted out, s/he must "duel" with the island's sole resident for the right to stay there and thus remain in the game. Loser goes home.

Try this scenario. Russell is voted out early but manages to defeat all challengers sent to the island, and he rejoins the game near the end. So instead of spreading his poison and earning the hatred of the other players as he's done before, he remains isolated from them for most of the game. In the meantime, the other players are playing the usual game of backstabbing and double-crossing and building up a lot of distrust and outright hatred among themselves. Then here comes Russell, who hasn't hurt anybody because he couldn't, stuck out on that island. He could end up winning this time.

IF he can beat all the challengers. That's a pretty big "if".

Edited to add I watched Shameless for the first time tonight. I hate to say it, but the thing I disliked the most was William H. Macy's performance. He's horribly miscast; I cringed for the man. I may be the only one in the world who thinks that, but I did find his part in the show embarrassing. The rest of the episode was mostly about raging teenage hormones.

[This message has been edited by Barbara (edited 01-14-2011).]

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#2658 - 01/14/11 12:48 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Oh, I forgot about that island! It will all depend upon the nature of the duels, won't it? Physical strength, Russell could lose out. Otherwise, he might make it all the way. So the real Survivor could be determined on the island, not in camp? This could be interesting.

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#2659 - 01/15/11 07:15 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Regarding the new twist on Survivor, I don't think Russell would fare to well with the "fend for yourself" aspect of living on Redeption Island. As I recall in the previous two games, he wasn't particularly interested in the basics of camp life maintainence. Not saying he couldn't do it, but unlike Boston Rob, who actually bothered to learn how to make a fire without flint (something Russell sneered at, remember), Russell let others do the "doing".

Regarding the fire at this season't camp -- they were so intent on "protecting" their fire while going off to Tribal in a drizzle that the made a blooming fireplace out of wood! These supposed smart people! I watched that as they moved the trunks in close, and wondered that not a single one of them said "Guys, closing it in this way is going to make the fire hotter and it will burn up these trunks!"

It just made it clearer to me how utterly urbanized modern life has become, so that even basic physics and their consequences become unknown.

Did anyone else watch the "modern Sherlock"? I'd sort of gone "meh" when a friend watched it on BBC America. But he raved so much, that I decided to watch it on PBS. I really loved it! It's really well done.

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#2660 - 01/21/11 07:42 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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I've recorded the modern Sherlock but I haven't watched it yet.

Tonight is the final FINAL episode of Medium. I really do hate to see this show end.

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#2661 - 01/21/11 09:01 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Me too. It never did run out of steam, the way most long-running shows do.

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